HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset (Headset Only)

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HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset (Headset Only)
Key Features
  • 4320 x 2160 Total Resolution
  • Dual 2.89" LCD Screens
  • 90 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 114° Field of View
Developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft, the HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset provides an immersive virtual reality experience and is compatible with Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR. The dual 2.89" LCD screens feature a 2160 x 2160 resolution per eye, for a total resolution of 4320 x 2160. The headset also has a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 114° field of view. There is interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment, allowing you to adapt with the width of the lenses for a more comfortable viewing experience. The displays also feature full RGB subpixel stripe technology.
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HP Reverb G2 Overview

Developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft, the HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset provides an immersive virtual reality experience and is compatible with Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR. The dual 2.89" LCD screens feature a 2160 x 2160 resolution per eye, for a total resolution of 4320 x 2160. The headset also has a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 114° field of view. There is interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment, allowing you to adapt with the width of the lenses for a more comfortable viewing experience. The displays also feature full RGB subpixel stripe technology.

For position tracking, there are two front-facing cameras and two side-facing cameras, as well as internal sensors, so the G2 is able to track more of your arm movements. The integrated headphones feature Valve speakers. They sit off the ear by 10mm to provide a more comfortable fit. You can increase the cushion size for even weight distribution, resulting in a more comfortable fit. The cable is now longer (19.69'), thinner, and lighter, so you have more freedom to move around.

Get access to thousands of games and VR experiences through the SteamVR app or the Microsoft Store. Please note that the Reverb controllers are not included.

Features
With lenses designed by Valve, you'll get more clarity over the previous gen. And, with interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment, you can adapt to the width of the lenses to get a comfortable fit.
With four cameras and internal sensors for position detection, you can now track more of your arm movements. Jump right into virtual reality without additional peripherals or accessories.
Get the full immersive virtual reality experience with a mura-free, 2160 x 2160 LCD screen per eye, and a full RGB stripe.
With compatibility for SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality, you'll have access to a variety of VR content with a quick, easy setup.
The cable is now thinner, lighter, and longer on the G2, allowing for more room to move.
With Valve speakers, you'll get a powerful audio experience. They sit off ear by 10mm, allowing you to have a comfortable fit.
You can increase the cushion size to allow for even weight distribution. The headset features flex material and magnetic detachment so you can get a custom fit.
UPC: 195122432935

HP Reverb G2 Specs

Compatible SystemsSteamVR, Windows Mixed Reality
Display
Screen2 x 2.89" LCD
Resolution2160 x 2160 per Eye (4320 x 2160 Total)
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Maximum Field of View114°
Headset
LensAspherical
IPD Distance2.4 to 2.7" / 60 to 68 mm
SensorsG-Sensor, Gyroscope
Tether Cable ConnectorsUSB Type-C 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1
DisplayPort 1.3
Power Barrel
Cable Length19.7' / 6 m
Audio OutputIntegrated Headphones
1/8" / 3.5 mm Jack
BluetoothYes
Dimensions2.95 x 7.32 x 3.31" / 7.49 x 18.59 x 8.41 cm
Weight1.2 lb / 544 g
Tracking System
Tracking Type6-DoF Inside/Out Tracking
Cameras2 x Front-Facing with Pass-Through
2 x Side-Facing
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 or Later
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 or Later
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Processor RequirementIntel Core i5 or
Intel Core i7 or
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 or
AMD Ryzen 5
GPU RequirementNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER or
NVIDIA Quadro P5200 or
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 or
AMD Radeon RX 5700 or
AMD Radeon VII or
AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 or
AMD Radeon Pro W5700
RAM Requirement8 GB

HP Reverb G2 Reviews

Fabulous VR, make sure it is compatible with your mboard

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset This was my first VR headset. I built a 5800X / MPG X570 Gaming Plus / 32gb ram / 1tb Samsung M2 SSD system just to use it. Sad story, cryptomining, pandemic, had to make do with my 1070 GPU to drive it. Games tried: Hellsplit, Pavlov VR, Halflife Alyx, GORN, DCS World Good: The G2 stats 2160x2160, 4k class were very good for the price, and I found the experience absolutely amazing. The FOV seems good to me, but the tech specs are a few degrees less than headsets with the widest available FOV. Controllers and head tracking work great. I really love it. Seems very high quality, I would not hesitate to try another HP product, and BH photo is great to deal with as well. The limitations of using headset mounted cameras for controller tracking is that if you put your hand out of the camera view, it no longer tracks. This method is easier to set up and use than base stations, but base stations are better for tracking your actual body position. Bad: I had no experience in VR, and it was incredibly frustrating at times with all the hardware/software layers you have to get just right to make it all work. The G2 has some kind of compatibility problem with the MSI 570 series mboards. Specifically, the G2 USBC connection. My MSG X570 has a number of on board USB 3.1 superspeed VR ready marked USBA connections and a VR ready USBC connection. It has a plug in for front panel USB connections. Only one of the front panel USBA connections would allow the G2 to connect and start using the included HP USBC to USBA dongle through a powered USB 3.0 hub. This seems to be a very common issue that some can work around, and some can't. I don't have the tech knowledge to understand what is going on, but I suspect that the G2 or 570 mboards have some kind of spec issue relating to high speed USB 3.1/3.2 data or power usage. Some have reported headset cable issues, requiring an expensive replacement, but I have had none. I have been able to extend the stock cable another 2 meters using a cheap, powered signal repeater. For those new to VR, be prepared to take it slow and get used to the feeling. It's a wonderful experience, but can easily cause motion sickness.

Warning Old Version

By Jeffery
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

Be aware when purchasing the HP Reverb G2, you are not purchasing the updated version with improved cord and face pad that has been available since November 2021. The only sure way to purchase the updated version is to order directly from HP. And it's less expensive.

Great headset

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

The display is sharp and the tracking is accurate. I use it for flight sim's so the cable is not an issue. The FOV is good also.

A Must-Buy for VR Simulators

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

Amazing headset! I came from the Quest 2, and while they have similar resolutions, the Reverb has more vivid colors, a higher pixel density and it runs off of Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR. The Quest 2 has its own software that proves to be hard to sync up with SteamVR without bottlenecking the mobile processor inside the Quest. Just overall better performance with the Reverb. The controllers probably aren't the greatest and I've heard about tracking problems, but I've been playing in a slightly dim room with no tracking issues at all. This is also the MOST comfortable headset, and while the FOV and sweet-spot might not be the best, it's an easy fix with the VRenergetic gasket bought of Etsy. My Reverb now has a great sweet spot and a FOV almost as good as the Valve Index. There's also absolutely no screen-door effect. A must buy for VR simulators, although I don't play first-person shooters so I can't tell you whether or not the tracking negatively effects those types of games. I mainly play Star Wars Squadrons, MSFS and Phasmophobia, and the Reverb excels in each of those games.

Old Model

By Jlio Junqueira
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

Bought it late November. Despite talking to a vendor online that guaranteed if would be the updated model, I received the old model, with the old faulty cable. Save yourselves the hassle and buy it straight from HP.

If it works-great! If not, you are out of luck

By Ryan
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-11

I purchased two HP Reverb G2 headsets for flight simulator training. One of them works perfectly. The other arrived with dust or debris in the sealed lens assembly. I have been unable to get in touch with HP support regarding this issue because their phone, web, and email support is all locked behind a serial number verification. For some reason some VR headsets are not in their support system, so I'm out of luck.

The best consumer grade HMD I have used so far

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-16

it is better and more robust than others I have used.

Good overall

By Javed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

Use if for DCS good resolution and with smooth graphics

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